Singer/Songwriter Brett Dennen‘s forthcoming album Smoke and Mirrors is now available to stream in its entirety at Rolling Stone and Rdio. Due out next week (October 22) via F-Stop/Atlantic, the album is receiving early acclaim from Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Men’s Journal and more. The album’s “cheerful, hook-heavy” first single “Wild Child” is climbing the Triple A Radio charts, currently Top 10 and rising. Additionally, Dennen will be performing live on KCRW‘s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” on release day, October 22. Smoke and Mirrors is available for pre-order on iTunes.
Dennen is gearing up for an intimate 4-week nationwide headline tour that kicks off October 25 at Austin’s Central Presbyterian Church and will make stops at Los Angeles’ Troubadour, New York’s Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, Boulder’s Fox Theatre and San Francisco’s Independent, to name a few. The dates, which offer a rare chance to see Dennen perform in an intimate theater setting, are quickly selling out. See below for further details and ticketing information.
Smoke and Mirrors (F-Stop/Atlantic) is a return to form for Dennen, taking him back to his roots both sonically and aesthetically yet with more confidence and maturity than ever before.
After the overwhelming success of his last release, Loverboy, and the intense promotional tour that followed, Dennen retreated to his mountain house in Northern California and began writing Smoke and Mirrors, finding inspiration in his surroundings and the simplicity of nature. Dennen took the songs to Nashville to record with producer Charlie Peacock (The Civil Wars), eschewing his L.A. comfort zone to work with virtual strangers. Peacock explains, “Brett and I spent a lot of time just building out the arrangements. From the production side, he encouraged me to make every song uniquely its own while keeping it cohesive – and I think we did it. His wonderful music aside, Brett is certainly one of the most whimsical people I’ve ever produced – a true original.” The resulting 10-song set features Dennen’s strongest and most cohesive collection to date.
Smoke and Mirrors, Dennen’s fifth studio album, is the culmination of his transition from a coffeehouse folk singer to a celebrated and critically acclaimed front man. Standing 6’5 with his trademark, long, red hair, Dennen has been lauded as a break-through success, earning acclaim from Rolling Stone, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, USA Today and more, with The Washington Post declaring him “a folk rock revelation.” He has performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, NPR and more.
BRETT DENNEN TOUR DATES
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October 19 – San Diego, CA @ KPRI Block Party
October 25 – Austin, TX @ Central Presbyterian Church – SOLD OUT
October 27 – Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen
October 28 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
October 29 – Wilmington, NC@ Ziggy’s By The Sea
October 30 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
November 1 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
November 2 – New York, NY @ Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
November 4 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National Centre
November 5 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall – SOLD OUT
November 6 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
November 8 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
November 9 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
November 11 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
November 12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
November 15 – San Diego, CA @ Belly Up Tavern – SOLD OUT
November 16 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour – SOLD OUT
November 17 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theatre
November 18 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent – SOLD OUT
November 20 – Boise, ID @ Egyptian Theatre
November 21 – Bend, OR @ Domino Room
November 22 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
November 23 – Seattle, WA @ The Triple Door – SOLD OUT
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